PHAROS Open Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

PHAROS Open Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

The COST Action CA16214 "PHAROS: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars" is opening a call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for the period of 01/05/2020 - 30/09/2020.

Short Term Scientific Mission grants might support:

- Visits of scientists (students and staff) from any PHAROS full member country to any other PHAROS full member country, as well as to Near Neighbour and International affiliated institutions.
- Visits of scientists (students and staff) from Near Neighbour affiliated to PHAROS.
- Duration lengths from a minimum of 5 days to a maximum of 90 days. Early Career Investigators (ECI; PhD less than 8 years ago) might apply for a maximum of 180 days.
- Support can be given for up to 160 euros per day, and a maximum of 2500 euros (ECI up to 3500).

Useful documents:

- Detailed info on the PHAROS scientific topics can be found at
- Detailed financial rules can be found in the COST Vademecum:
- A list of countries and institutions currently participating in PHAROS can be found here:
- Current PHAROS activities can be found on the Action webpage:

How to apply:

To apply, please send a notification email to with the following documents (in pdf format):

1- The STSM work plan (maximum 2000 characters) with a description of the scientific aim and motivation, techniques, planning, etc., for your visit.
2- A written agreement from the Host Institution that the STSM applicant can perform the activities detailed in the STSM work plan on the agreed dates. Please mention matching funds if applicable.
3- A detailed Curriculum Vitae.

We will collect applications until March 5th, 2020, and let you know within a couple of weeks  if we can accept your request for funding. Priority will be given to students and early career researchers. Young researchers from ITC countries ( are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more info send an email to: .